Shiller ‘FINE’ with his Son Buying a Home

In a recent interview on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’, Robert Shiller, Nobel Prize-winning economist and founder of the Case Shiller Price Index, discussed today’s housing market in a rather personal way. Shiller first commented that he believes “There is a certain, substantial amount of momentum in the housing market—much more so than the stock market.” He […]

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FreddieMac: Housing is Stronger Today

In a recent blog post, FreddieMac explained that “housing is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession began and hit bottom in 2009”. They then gave three reasons which support their position: Home sales are up 13% since their low point. Housing starts are up 50% since they bottomed out. House Prices […]

The Impact of What We Do

NAR just reported on the economic impact to a community when a home sells. They outlined: “The total economic impact of real estate related industries on the state economy, as well as the expenditures that result from a single home sale, including aspects like home construction costs, real estate brokerage, mortgage lending and title insurance.” […]

Gallup Poll: Real Estate Best Long Term Investment

The Gallup organization just released their April Economy and Personal Finances Poll which asked Americans to choose the best option for long term investment. It was no surprise to us that real estate returned to the top position over other investment categories (gold, stocks/mutual funds, savings accounts/CDs and bonds). Back in 2011, gold was the […]

Homeownership Cost in the Top 25 US Cities [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The State of Hispanic Homeownership

This month the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) released their annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report for 2013. A 35 page report designed to highlight “the homeownership growth and household formation rates of Hispanics as well as their educational achievements, entrepreneurial endeavors, labor force profile, and purchasing power in the United States”. […]

12,575 Houses Sold Yesterday!

If you read certain headlines, you might be led to believe that the housing recovery has come to a screeching halt. Naysayers are claiming that rising mortgage rates and a lack of consumer confidence are keeping Americans on the fence when it comes to purchasing real estate. That is actually far from reality. After all […]

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With Rates & Prices on the Rise, Do You Know the True Cost of Waiting?

We, at KCM, have often broken down the opportunity that exists now for Millennials who are willing and able to purchase a home NOW… Here are a couple other ways to look at the cost of waiting. Let’s say you’re 30 and your dream house costs $250,000 today, at 4.41% your monthly Mortgage Payment with […]

Either Way, You’re Still Paying a Mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – either your mortgage or your landlord’s. As a recent paper from the Joint Center for […]

KCM’s Spring Buying Season Packages Now Available

Last Thursday, we hosted a webinar on how to optimize your business during this spring’s real estate market. During that webinar, we explained the importance of having strong visuals to enhance your marketing and be victorious in your negotiations. We divided the visuals into four packages: First Time Buyers Move Up Buyers Open Houses Interest […]

A Snapshot of Homeowners [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Real Estate: This Spring Will Be Different

Just like May flowers, every spring the housing market blossoms as buyers come out ready to purchase their dream house. This spring, we believe we are going to see the strongest purchasing market we have seen in a decade. Why are we so bullish on the housing market this spring? Here are a few reasons: […]

Real Estate: We are NOT the Only Ones Saying You Should Buy

We have never hid our belief in homeownership. That does not mean we think EVERYONE should run out and buy a house. However, if a person or family is ready, willing and able to purchase a home, we believe that owning is much better than renting. And we believe that now is a great time […]

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Thinking of Buying a Vacation/Retirement Home? Why Wait?

The sales of vacation homes skyrocketed last year. A recent study also revealed that 25% of those surveyed said they’d likely buy a second home, such as a vacation or beach house, to use during retirement. For many Baby Boomers, the idea of finally purchasing that vacation home (that they may eventually use in retirement) […]

Want to Sell Your House? Price it Right!

The housing market is recovering nicely. Prices have increased nationally by double digits over the last twelve months. Competition from the shadow inventory of lower priced distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) is diminishing rapidly. Now may be the perfect time to sell your home and move to the dream house or beautiful location your […]

Let’s Help Millennials Make the Best Decision

We strongly believe that this is the year Millennials will re-enter the housing market in a VERY BIG WAY. NAR’s recent Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report has revealed that this generation already makes up a higher percentage of home purchasers than any other generation. The reason is that Millennials associate homeownership with these […]

[WEBINAR] Dominate This Buyers’ Season

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

Belief in Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Belief in Homeownership

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Vacation Home Property Sales Surge

The American desire to own a second home as a vacation home is alive and well! The National Association of Realtors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows there are approximately 8 million vacation homes in the U.S. Their 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey shows vacation home sales improved substantially in 2013. NAR Chief Economist […]

Homeownership’s Impact on Net Worth

Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. A study by the Federal Reserve formally answered this question. Some of the findings […]

3 Reasons to Sell Your Home this Spring

Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are three of those reasons. 1. Demand is about to skyrocket Most people realize that […]

A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained

We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned about price but instead about the ‘long term […]

Realize the COST to your Buyer if they Wait

The most recent projection by Freddie Mac calls for 30 year fixed mortgage rates to hit 5.7% by the end of 2015. The Home Price Expectation Survey also calls for home values to increase by approximately 8% during the same period. The ultimate impact on your buyers’ pocketbook? The KCM CrewWe believe every family should […]

[WEBINAR] Spring Ahead in 2014

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

Millennials: Texting About Buying A Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

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